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FMA and FMANZ announce strategic trans-Tasman partnership

A strategic partnership between the national associations for facilities management in Australia and New Zealand is set to bring a range of benefits for members on both sides of the Tasman.

The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) and the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) have signed a letter of intent, solidifying their relationship and plans to work together to deliver better outcomes for members in both countries.

The Trans-Tasman Facilities Management Alliance (TTFMA) presents many opportunities for aligned outcomes in the areas of education, accreditation, membership and knowledge resources, as well as the potential to deliver a joint conference.

 “The letter of intent will see FMA and FMANZ working together to deliver tangible outcomes for members within short timeframes,” said FMA Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Burt.

FMANZ Chief Executive Gillian Wess said, “FMANZ welcomes the formation of the Trans-Tasman Facilities Management Alliance as a positive initiative that will strengthen our regional ties and deliver benefits for our members and the advancement of FM.”

The relationship between FMANZ and FMA began some years ago but was formalised and strengthened during a joint meeting in Auckland, in August. This meeting enabled board members from the two associations to discuss the industry backdrop in both countries and the common issues facing the New Zealand and Australian FM industries.

The meeting confirmed the two associations are aligned in their goals to support and promote the facilities management profession and to drive knowledge, skills development and member value.

The associations are confident they can achieve better outcomes by working together, sharing existing resources, and reducing duplication of work.

FMA and FMANZ represent the interests of the facilities management profession in Australia and New Zealand.

Facilities management is an organisational function that integrates people, place and process within the built environment with the purpose of improving people’s quality of life and the productivity of the core business.